SONY DVD RW DW-G120A spits disc out

Hi All,

I got a brand new SONY DVD RW DW-G120A and used it to burn just one DVD. Now every time I to burn something it spits the disc out saying " Insert Empty Disc". It does not detect any CD/DVD with data in it either saying " Disc found". I tried burning using the Drad and Drop also, but still same problem. I’ve tried a couple of different DVD media also. Its a brand new writer and I’ve used it just once. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks

Srini:)

====== *** Nero-Burning Rom, History File *** ======

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File ‘C:\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\Wnaspi32.dll’: Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/04 10:05:32 PM
Nero Version: 6.6.0.19
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 19b
(Nero Express)
Recorder: <SONY DVD RW DW-G120A> Version: MYR2 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.6.0.19
Adapter driver: <> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8084N>Version: 1.01 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.19
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : FUJITSU MHV2040AH atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8084N atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8084N F: CDRom0
SONY DVD RW DW-G120A G: CDRom1

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1015MB (1039732kB)
Free physical memory: 416MB (426580kB)
Memory in use : 58
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

16.10.2006
Burn DVD Image
7:24:04 PM #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

7:24:04 PM #2 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3233
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

7:24:18 PM #3 Phase 40 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1832
Aborted by user

7:24:18 PM #4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 284
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

7:24:18 PM #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2494
Recorder: SONY DVD RW DW-G120A
Medium not present

7:24:18 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 450
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
=========================================
Insert empty disc to write to.
(Medium in drive: Unknown. Medium required by compilation: DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL.)

Existing drivers:
File ‘Drivers\CDRALW2K.SYS’: Ver=8.0.0.212 , size=2560 bytes, created 05/20/06 2:46:24 AM
File ‘Drivers\PXHELP20.SYS’: Ver=3.00.11B, size=46080 bytes, created 05/17/06 1:53:54 AM (Prassi/Veritas driver for win 2K)
File ‘Drivers\atapi.sys’: Ver=5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), size=95360 bytes, created 08/03/04 10:59:44 PM (Adapter driver for src)

Registry Keys:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

Try to upgrade Nero or use another burning software.

Hi,

first question: How is your drive connected? If it is not connected via an external enclosure, then this

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : FUJITSU MHV2040AH atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8084N atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8084N F: CDRom0
SONY DVD RW DW-G120A G: CDRom1
=======================

means trouble.
This


Recorder: Version: MYR2 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.6.0.19
Adapter driver: <> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: Version: 1.01 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.0.19
Adapter driver: HA 1

also means trouble. It seems, that your drive is not properly detected, at least not by Nero.

Double check, if the cables are properly connected and in good condition (an 80 wired cable is recommended for this drive), and if the jumpers on both drives are correctly set.

Michael

Yes, looks like it’s installed in an external enclosure. Also update the drive’s firmware to MYR4 from www.sonyisstorage.com (which discs are you using?).

Hi,

:disagree: I doubt this. If the drive were installed in an USB enclosure, the log should look like this:

Recorder:             LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165P6SVersion: MS0N - HA 1 TA 6 - 6.6.1.4
 Adapter driver:      USB 1.0                 HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      set to ATAPI (3) -> ATAPI, detected: ?

(Don’t mind about the USB 1.0 entry. Nero is too stupid to detect properly an USB 2.0 connection on W2k.)

The drive list would be like that:


=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral       : SAMSUNG SP1213N                  atapi Port 0 ID 0  DMA: On 
DiskPeripheral       : SAMSUNG SV1203N                  atapi Port 0 ID 1  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B        atapi Port 1 ID 0  DMA: On 
CdRomPeripheral      : BENQ DVD DD DW1650               atapi Port 1 ID 1  DMA: On 
OtherPeripheral      : Promise SATA Console    1.00   ulsata2 Port 2 ID 16 DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : TSSTcorpCD/DVDW SH-W163ATS01   ulsata2 Port 2 ID 4  DMA: Off
CdRomPeripheral      : LITE-ON CD-RW SOHR-5239V2$0D   ulsata2 Port 2 ID 8  DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165P6S   K:   CDRom6
BENQ DVD DD DW1650         Q:   CDRom2
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B  S:   CDRom3
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-W163A  V:   CDRom0
LITE-ON CD-RW SOHR-5239V   W:   CDRom1
=======================

The Liteon SHM-165P6S is connected via USB.

If the drive is properly installed internally, then the corresponding entry of the log would be like this:

Recorder:             TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-W163A Version: TS01 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.6.1.4
 Adapter driver:      IDE                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?

(Samsung SH-W163A on Promise PCI IDE controller) or

Recorder:             BENQ DVD DD DW1650      Version: BCDC - HA 1 TA 2 - 6.6.1.4
 Adapter driver:      IDE                     HA 1
 Drive buffer  :      2048kB
 Bus Type      :      default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?

(Benq DW 1650 as secondary slave on southbridge)
See the difference?

Also update the drive’s firmware to MYR4
:disagree: Another “no” from me. As there is probably an interface or a drive problem, updating firmware is a good method to kill the drive.

Michael
EDIT: had to modify logs, as text put in “<” “>” is not displayed here. So maybe my analysis might be even wrong.

I still think it’s a laptop, [B]Michael[/B] (Google GDR8084N) :stuck_out_tongue:

Hi,

Seems, you’re right. Also, the MHV2040AH is a 2.5" HDD. Then we could indeed assume, that the Sony is connected via USB or Firewire. But then there is still something wrong.

Michael

Yep, FUJITSU was actually the first thing that made me think of a laptop :slight_smile: . Dunno what’s wrong though, but as you know USB connections can cause all sorts of trouble.

Other than using good discs (Verbatim is recommended), do you have USB 2.0 (an not USB 1.1), [B]kpsrinivasan[/B]?